Grosses

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Leads Again on Wednesday with $3.89 MillionJuly 24, 2014 07:15 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes added $3.9 million yesterday for a 42 percent week-to-week decline, giving the sequel $152.4 million domestically in its first 13 days. Apes is running 33 percent ahead of the pace of its 2011 predecessor.

Universal reports that The Purge: Anarchy posted $2.6 million on Wednesday, off 28 percent from the day before. The thriller sequel has tallied $39.3 million in its first 6 days, or 6 percent less than its 2013 predecessor.

Planes: Fire and Rescue dropped just 9 percent to earn $2.1 million on Wednesday. The animated Disney sequel has totaled $23.8 million in its first 6 days, 20.5 percent less than last year's first flick.

Sex Tape accounted for $1.5 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day haul of $19.65 million. The R-rated comedy is lagging behind the pace of 2011's Bad Teacher by 54 percent.

Rounding out the top five, Transformers: Age of Extinction slid 39 percent from last week to $1.2 million yesterday. Michael Bay's fourth franchise entry has amassed $230.8 million domestically up to this point, overtaking X-Men: Days of Future Past ($230.79 million) as this summer's top domestic grosser so far.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Aug. 19 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 19 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1District 9$3,866,740-16%3,049--$1,268$50,987,6731Sony / TriStar
2G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$2,185,612-16%4,0070$545$105,961,6372Paramount
3The Time Traveler's Wife$2,055,943-17%2,988--$688$25,495,7321Warner Bros. / New Line
4Julie & Julia$1,733,267-9%2,3540$736$48,609,7362Sony / Columbia
5G-Force$958,127-15%3,065-417$313$102,144,4814Disney
6Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$696,038-8%2,771-684$251$286,073,4175Warner Bros.
7The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard$665,437-18%1,838--$362$7,951,6441Paramount Vantage
8The Ugly Truth$629,616-12%2,733-242$230$79,433,4874Sony / Columbia
9(500) Days of Summer$459,580-11%1,048231$439$19,374,3555Fox Searchlight
10Funny People$413,954-13%2,584-424$160$49,253,9333Universal